View Full Version : [kubuntu] can't seem to install Kubuntu, but Ubuntu fine

April 11th, 2011, 10:00 PM
I am trying to install Kubuntu but the computer won't start after installation is finished. I think it has something to do with the way Kubuntu names the hard drives which doesn't match the way Grub names them...being a noob I don't even know if that makes any sense, much less how to fix it.

Here's what I know. I install Kubuntu to a 16MB SSD. That shows up as "sdc" during Kubuntu installation. I select "use whole disk". Installation goes thru, computer won't start

Now if I install Ubuntu to the same 16MB SSD, it shows up as "sda" during Ubuntu installation. Installation goes thru, Ubuntu boots perfectly.

Help? Thanks a lot

April 11th, 2011, 11:27 PM
Try running Killdisk on your drive before installing Kubuntu. Just burn the ISO to a CD (like with Ubuntu) and boot from it.


Guitar John
April 11th, 2011, 11:37 PM
You can turn Ubuntu into Kubuntu by following these instructions. First install KDE on Ubuntu. (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde).

Then, do this (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/purekde), paying attention to what version of Ubuntu you are using.